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Title: Design-based PBs
Post by: KeithM on June 29, 2018, 01:28 AM
I was talking to a friend who's a graphic designer and is interested in PBs that play with form, color, and design as central to their story. I grew up with Th e Dot and the Line, for instance. That's the kind of book I mean, or one that takes a shape or form and repeats it throughout the book in various guises, or like the one about the crayons who write letters to the kid who uses them, which is all about color.

Thanks for any recommendations!!
Title: Re: Design-based PBs
Post by: Vijaya on June 29, 2018, 06:28 AM
Check out Salina Yoon's novelty books. Brilliant designs.
Title: Re: Design-based PBs
Post by: Brian Garrison on June 29, 2018, 07:23 AM
A few that I enjoyed:

The OK Book, Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Exclamation Mark, Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Zero, Kathryn Otoshi
Title: Re: Design-based PBs
Post by: Debbie Vilardi on June 29, 2018, 08:31 PM
https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/books/little-blue-and-little-yellow-by-leo-lionni/

Check out Tana Hoban, Lois Ehlert, Eric Carle, and Denise Fleming also. And a couple of new books dealt with shapes as characters, but the names are slipping my mind. Someone will know. And the classic Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crocket Johnson is good too.
Title: Re: Design-based PBs
Post by: KeithM on July 05, 2018, 10:11 PM
Thanks so much. My friend will be totally excited to see all those examples. Me too! So awesome to get all the expertise of the boards.
Title: Re: Design-based PBs
Post by: StephCampisi on July 09, 2018, 07:16 AM
√ėyvind Torseter's "The Hole" might be an option, too. :)